I-26 Eastbound Closed

A wreck on Interstate 26 this morning closed eastbound lanes for hours. Highway Patrol records indicate they were dispatched at 10:13 this morning to the wreck, in the eastbound lanes near the 56 mile marker, east of the Highway 72 intersection. As of noon, eastbound lanes remained closed. Eyewitness reports indicated that traffic was backed up on the eastbound lanes into Clinton, at least to the I-385 split.

Columbia-bound traffic should take an alternative route, perhaps US 76 from Clinton to Joanna. The Highway Patrol statement on the wreck had no details, but we believe there were injuries.